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Crossing a wormhole: reality or science fiction?

Guillaume Bossard, Lecturer in physics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 18th, 2021
4 mins reading time

As all Sci Fi fans will know, wormholes could be used to travel great distances through space. But is it really that simple?

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Can we know if our universe is a simulation?

David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University

On May 27th, 2021
5 mins reading time

In 2003, Nick Bostrom imagined a technologically advanced civilisation capable of simulating new realities. Can we know if we are in one?

Mounim El Yacoubi
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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's: “tommorrow, AI will detect disease”

Mounîm A. El Yacoubi, Professor at Télécom SudParis (IP Paris)

On May 12th, 2021
4 mins reading time
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CRISPR gene editing: revolution or evolution?

Erika Brunet, Inserm Research Director at Institut Imagine

On March 11th, 2021
4 mins reading time
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Using algorithms to imagine a future world for Uber’s air taxis

Claudia D'Ambrosio, CNRS researcher at the Computer Science Laboratory of the École Polytechnique (LIX*)

On February 25th, 2021
3 mins reading time

Uber is planning a fleet of electric aircraft for 2023. Claudia d'Ambrosio uses algorithms to anticipate the needs of cities prior to their launch.

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The Institut Polytechnique de Paris launches a review

Eric Labaye, President of École polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

On February 3rd, 2021
2 mins reading time